This browser is not fully supported by Historic England. Please update your browser to the latest version so that you get the best from our website.


List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.


List entry Number: 1029729



The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County: Surrey

District: Tandridge

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Limpsfield

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 11-Jun-1958

Date of most recent amendment: 19-Nov-1984

Legacy System Information

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System: LBS

UID: 287853

Asset Groupings

This list entry does not comprise part of an Asset Grouping. Asset Groupings are not part of the official record but are added later for information.

List entry Description

Summary of Building

Legacy Record - This information may be included in the List Entry Details.

Reasons for Designation

Legacy Record - This information may be included in the List Entry Details.


Legacy Record - This information may be included in the List Entry Details.



7/198 Old Court Cottage (formerly listed as Court House 11.6.58 and Little Court Cottage)


House first phase c1190-1200, with alterations of late C14, C16 crosswing to south and inserted C17 stack. Timber framed rubblestone and render plinth with brick underbuilding and rendered infill above, steep plain tiled hipped roof with end gablets; diagonal stack to right, Originally aisled hall of 2 bays with 2 bay crosswing to south. 2 storeys, 4 leaded casement windows across first floor, ground floor window to centre under shallow tile pent roof. Part glazed planked door to right, further door to left under shallow flat porch hood on brackets. Pent roof brick addition to left end. Right hand return front: jettied first floor.

Interior features include: aisle posts and arcade plates from earliest phase, pointed service doorways and exposed framing of C14 alterations. Two very rare carved capitals survive in upstairs room with foliage carving. Cited as an outstandingly important early example of framed building in the South of england by R.T. Mason:" Framed buildings of the Weald." Also "Old Court Cottage, Limpsfield" an article by R.T. Mason. Surrey Archaeology Society Collections Vol. 63 (1966) pp 130-137.

Listing NGR: TQ4049253361

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Mason, R T, Framed Buildings of the Weald, (1964)
Mason, R T, Old Court Cottage Limpsfield
'Surrey Archaeological Society Collections' in Surrey Archaeological Society Collections, , Vol. 63, (1966), 130-137

National Grid Reference: TQ 40491 53361


© Crown Copyright and database right 2017. All rights reserved. Ordnance Survey Licence number 100024900.
© British Crown and SeaZone Solutions Limited 2017. All rights reserved. Licence number 102006.006.
Use of this data is subject to Terms and Conditions.

The above map is for quick reference purposes only and may not be to scale. For a copy of the full scale map, please see the attached PDF - 1029729 .pdf

The PDF will be generated from our live systems and may take a few minutes to download depending on how busy our servers are. We apologise for this delay.

This copy shows the entry on 19-Oct-2017 at 12:24:42.

End of official listing